Monday, February 23, 2009

Duck Embryo: The Ultimate Snack

SHANGHAI, China (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – A brave foodie in Shanghai, China, says half-born baby duck is simply to die for.

Michael Ohlsson runs, a blog about his encounters with hundreds of strange foods including dog meat, rooster testicles, bull penis, and his favorite – balut duck embryo – an egg containing a half-formed baby duck.

Because of it’s appearance, Ohlsson says balut is hard to eat, but it’s surprisingly tasty going down.

He explains, “It has a very complex flavor. It’s savory and salty. It’s like an egg – but more.”

Ohlsson – who’s always been an adventurous eater – will pretty much try anything once but admits he draws the line at eating monkey.

He’s never gotten sick from weird eats while living in China but did get food poisoning once, ironically, from a batch of bad broccoli.

Although he’s eaten everything from honeybees to rat, his stomach isn’t settled just yet.

Up next on his list is a “whole goat – head and all,” and an Italian cheese covered in maggots.

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